Steve Garvey played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1969 to 1982, garnering much fanfare and even some Hall of Fame credentials. However, Garvey’s chance at Cooperstown has looked grim. That is until recent when Harold Baines was selected by the current committee.
MLB Network’s roundtable including Chris Russo, Bob Costas, and Roberto Alomar weighed in.
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Moreover, what the panel says at the end of the video is interesting. Garvey’s name is the first they mention for consideration. They also talk about guys not having the sabermetric numbers needed for consideration, but Baines’ entrance may give way to players like Garvey who could slide in the back door.
So what do you think? With a career .294 average and .775 OPS, should Steve Garvey get consideration for Cooperstown? Does Harold Baines’ enshrinement gain Garvey some favorable attention going forward? I ask you to answer this not as a Dodgers fan – but to use your intelligence as a baseball fan. It is the Hall of Fame for a reason, and not the Hall of Very Good. Garvey amassed 36.4 bWAR over the course of his career, which is good; but not other worldly.
Does Steve Garvey deserve to make your Hall? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments!
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